An arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer was forced out of his job and home by the Nazi occupation of Austria in 1938. Written while hiding in France, his extraordinarily vivid memoir recounts his flight, persecution, and clandestine life. After his death in 1949, his stepson destroyed the manuscript, but a carbon copy was discovered and translated by his step-grandson P.N. Singer.
"Moriz Scheyer's gripping account of survival under Nazi rule is both a chilling reminder of the fragility of life in a world gone mad, and a record of the generosity of spirit and courage of people who hardly knew him but risked everything to save him. Shocking, heartbreaking, but hugely inspiring."—Susan Ottaway